Norm Smith Medallist
- Oct 2, 2016
- AFL Club
When the Swans offer Cripps a truck load of money he'll change his tune pretty quickly.
The main reason it's fanciful is in almost all situations the club the player is requesting to go to has no viable way of securing two high end picks. Or even one high pick if it's top a top team. This is why i've stated repeatedly that if Cripps was to move the deal done all depends on where he goes. If the team who would be acquiring cripps via free agency isn't ever going to be able to secure a better deal for Carlton than the Free Agency pick then Carlton aren't going to match a bid to make their situation worse.Asking for 2 x top 5 picks is way overs for Cripps. He's a beast and would be a good get, but that's ridiculous. Winning a contested ball and feeding outside to others is not enough. His overlap run is poor. I've seen him jogging too often when he doesn't have the ball. His field kicking and set shots are below average.
We've had a pure inside player like him in Pridda. Opposition teams used to sag off him, lock down Shuey and Gaff killing his handball outlet options and you'd see Pridda wheeling around in a half circle, and then have to hack it forward himself. Exactly what oppo teams wanted him to do. Possibly why all of those Cripps clearance stats don't translate to wins when you don't have the outside talent around him. Cripps is a good contested mark but if your 10cm bigger than Pridda, you should be.
Players that can win the ball in congestion and break the line through strength or speed AND create by foot are the real elite players. Think Danger, Dusty etc currently but peak West Coast Judd before the adductor tear is the best I've seen at that. To think you're getting more than 2 x mid to late first rounders like we paid for Kelly is a little fanciful.
I skimmed over it a bit and something stood out was he wishes to play in finals with a tight contested affair..Didn't expect much else from a WC supporter
Uploaded yesterday, maybe this will change your mind...
Out of curiosity .. who makes your top 8?I skimmed over it a bit and something stood out was he wishes to play in finals with a tight contested affair..
Carlton should be positive heading into 2021 after some securing some nice additions to the team ..Unfortunately I have Carlton missing the Top 8 ..
Freo's list is actually in top shape. They are just haunted by forward deliveryI'm obviously biased, but Carlton's list is looking better than the Pies, Dees, GWS and Freo. We can easily squeeze in between 6th-8th if everything goes to plan.
If he did go back home I would suggest Freo would be the one even though all his good mates play at WC.Freo's list is actually in top shape. They are just haunted by forward delivery
I can't see Cripps leaving Carlton but the mrs factor is always important to consider
Would need to be something along the lines of Hurn, Kennedy, Redden, Hutchings. Which overall would even likely mean even adding cripps + 3 rookies would mean we are a worse side in 2022. Lets assume we go back to a standard salary cap in 2021. The salary cap increase would cover the rookies easily and there is no way combined Hurn, Kennedy, Redden and Hutchings are on less than 1million combined as base salaries and it's most likely around the mark of 1.2 or more. So there could always be room.We would have to have an all mighty retirement list to afford someone like Cripps